We’ll spare you the thousand theories for why Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson (if you surf the internet, you’ll see that it’s either the fault of the Russians, the Saudis, the deep state, or the penguins), but we’ll focus instead on the man set to replace him: Mike Pompeo. He hates the Iran nuclear deal, and advocates for military strikes on Iran. He doesn’t buy climate change and opposed measures to combat it. He’s an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist.  In fact, he’s so great at the anti-Muslim thing, he appeared on Frank Gaffney’s anti-Muslim radio show more than two dozen times, and received an award from the awesome ACT for America. Wait, you don’t know ACT for America? Then you gotta watch this video. Pompeo claimed that “radical Islamic organizations” were operating “not just in places like Libya and Syria and Iraq, but in places like Coldwater, Kansas, and small towns all throughout America.” He also falsely accused American Muslims of failing to condemn the Boston marathon bombing (and not that any group that has nothing to do with any violent act needs to condemn it but the fact is: many Muslim groups condemned it within hours). Pompeo claimed this imaginary Muslim silence not only “casts doubt upon the commitment to peace among adherents of the Muslim faith,” but also “made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts.” Pompeo’s strange views were certainly noted when he became the head of the CIA but that didn’t deter his appointment. Now, the potential of our chief diplomat holding these outrageous theories while doing the diplomacy thing with the Arab world or Muslim majority countries is another matter. Calling congressional oversight please.

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